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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Dublin

The flight, which was headed to Washington from Manchester, landed safely with 155 passengers on board.

Image: Eric Risberg/PA

Updated 8.32pm

A UNITED AIRLINES flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport after experiencing technical difficulties while in the air.

Flight UAL101 departed from Manchester and was en route to Washington when it had to be diverted to Dublin. It is understood the technical difficulties on board related to generators.

The Dublin Airport Fire Service and Dublin Fire Brigade were waiting on the runway for the aircraft, as is normal procedure in the event of an emergency landing.

A Dublin Airport Authority spokesperson said the flight landed safely with 155 passengers and nine crew on board.

A spokesperson for the airline said the flight was subsequently cancelled. “Our customer service team at Dublin is providing our customers with meals and overnight hotel accommodation,” they added.

A replacement flight is planned to leave Dublin tomorrow morning.

The airline apologised for any inconvenience caused.

First published 1.38pm

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